George Sakeman Clark

11 July 1830–April 1871 (Age 40)
New York, United States

The Life Summary of George Sakeman

When George Sakeman Clark was born on 11 July 1830, in New York, United States, his father, Hiram Clark Sr, was 34 and his mother, Thankful Gill, was 22. He married Frances Swan on 22 December 1854, in California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Yuba, Yuba, California, United States in 1850. He died in April 1871, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 40.

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Family Time Line

George Sakeman Clark
1830–1871
Frances Swan
1828–
Marriage: 22 December 1854
Emma Clarke
1860–
Infant No Name Clark
1860–
JOHN CLARKE
1861–
Harry Clark
1862–
Ida E Clark
1866–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 December 1854California, United States
  • Children

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 6
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1846
    Age 16
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English clerk, clark ‘clerk, cleric, writer’ (Old French clerc; see Clerc ). The original sense was ‘man in a religious order, cleric, clergyman’. As all writing and secretarial work in medieval Christian Europe was normally done by members of the clergy, the term clerk came to mean ‘scholar, secretary, recorder, or penman’ as well as ‘cleric’. As a surname, it was particularly common for one who had taken only minor holy orders. In medieval Christian Europe, clergy in minor orders were permitted to marry and so found families; thus the surname could become established.Irish (Westmeath, Mayo): in Ireland the English surname was frequently adopted, partly by translation for Ó Cléirigh; see Cleary .Americanized form of Dutch De Klerk or Flemish De Clerck or of variants of these names, and possibly also of French Clerc . Compare Clerk 2 and De Clark .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Clarke
    Clerk
    Clerkin
    Calarco
    Clerc
    Clarkson

    Sources (11)

    • George S Clark in household of Mary Ann Mcqueen, "United States Census, 1850"
    • George L Clark, "United States Census, 1860"
    • George Clarke in entry for Heber Clarke, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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